This unit (SSM3003) is designed to facilitate a successful transition to employment in the fields of sport and recreation management, outdoor recreation, youth work, exercise and sport science. Students follow a career development model to further develop their ability to proactively manage a career throughout their life. To enable students to advance employment opportunities the unit will integrate: self-understanding activities; career strategic plans; networking; interview techniques; and methods to generate a professional image and workplace achievements. It progresses critical understanding of how to identify strengths and competencies through education; employment experiences; work integrated learning; and extracurricular experiences. The unit enhances job hunting strategies and career insights to establish a career-focused placement designed to provide a pathway into a chosen field and improve the students current employment status.

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SSM2002 - Career Development and Employability 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and reflect on skills, career values and personality to gain a clear career direction;  
  2. Research and analyse sport and recreation industries, and align personal skills and career values to the job market;  
  3. Advance self-marketing skills for lifelong career development focussing on communicating achievements during job interviews and professional image management;  
  4. Adapt and synthesise theoretical knowledge and skills to the workplace by undertaking a career placement in a responsible, accountable and collaborative manner;  
  5. Build on existing business communication skills and practices to enhance capability to be an effective professional communicator; and  
  6. Exercise independent critical thinking, practices and judgements and reflect within the career placement at the workplace setting.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio Completion of a range of self-marketing activities including a career pitch and LinkedIn profile, for use at networking opportunities 20%
Presentation Analysis and alignment of personal data aligned to industry market trends acquired through career exploration 30%
Portfolio industry interview and report 50%

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